Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fantasy Finds: Fantasy Fashion........

I thought it was high time for a fantasy post ......... fashion and fantasy........and chose two designers from the Fall 2007 Couture Collections......

It was Dior's 60th anniversary collection.....and wow....what grandeur......the event took place at the Orangerie at Versailles and saw the reunion of supermodels like Linda, Naomi, Amber, and Shalom and Gisele .......John Galliano showed romance and delicacy, rather than his more familiar roaring theatrics, in a show inspired by painters, fashion illustrators, and photographers. The colours are ravishing........ palettes taken from portraits of women by the Impressionists, Dutch masters, Pre-Raphaelites, and the greats of the Spanish school.....( Images via Style .com with photographs by Alessandro Lucioni and Armando Grillo)








The selection of Christian Lacroix, was also fantasy eye candy of the highest order.......if you look closely, the ingredients that go into a single Lacroix outfit just shouldn't work.....take an overblown, patterned djellaba coat with a humongous collar of dip-dyed felt strips and ostrich feathers, two gargantuan strings of pearls, a lace jacket, and a jumpsuit, worn by a girl sporting a towering black wig with a straw hat perched on top.....it sounds like pure insanity, but this is the spirited, delightful, ethnic mix-up of Lacroix's selection.......( Images via Style.com with photographs by Marcio Madeira and Olivier Claisse)

51 comments:

Amy said...

the colors are so amazing together...they just make me smile. I'm in love with the red one there....not to wear, of course...just to put on a dress form and stare at all day.. :-D

Rosemary said...

Wow,
Amazing!! I love it all.
Rosemary

AnnieElf said...

What a feast for the eyes. It was like walking through a pageant os costume movies ranging from Age of Innocence to Gangs of New York, to Titanic, to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Amazing.

Stephanie said...

Over the top incredible!!!!!

Raised In Cotton said...

How amazing! Beautiful pictures.
Hugs,
Carol

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, stunning. How exciting it must be to create something sooo beautiful Clarice

cinderelly said...

i love it when the new couture lines come out...fabulous!

katiedid said...

OhLaLa! Such beautious confections! They could definately be the next inspiration for some fabulous interiors. Thanks for the beautiful post!

cruststation said...

I love couture collections, they are absolutely amazing! The round hat with the pin (black) is perfect for Ascot!

babydoll said...

I LOVE ALLS THE DRESSES....in black because i like this color...

Tracy said...

Such deliciousness & sumptuousness! Wish we could go around with such clothes...I love the yesteryear look these styles evoke. Think I was born in the wrong time... :o)

Julie at BV said...

fantastic post gypsy.

Palmer said...

Fabulious!!!

Felicia said...

I love to see the high fashions and wonder how they'll trickle down to our markets.

carole @scoundrelsandrogues said...

Hi Gypsy:
Fantastic; brings thoughts of faeries, princesses and other ethereal beings. Beautiful
carole
Your posts are so fun

Deb Silva said...

Gorgeous!!!!!
thanks for posting this~
oxooo
Deb

Ulla said...

Not much is better than looking at Fashion and Fantasy combined! Ohhhh these are wonderful!!!

Mo'a said...

This is so amazing and beautiful...I think of dolls esp. Marilyn Radzad's.
I feel so sad that the Jean and
T-shirt has taken over...not that they are not great to use while doing dirty work...but everyday and everywhere *sigh*

fée un voeu said...

What a beautiful collection. It must feel
wonderful to wear one of these dresses !

Fine Bessot said...

Photos sublimes.
Un régal des yeux.

Janet said...

Eye candy is an understatement! I love when you do these. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you!!

carlene federer said...

Wow!.....Fantastic!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Wow, oh wow, oh wow! That's all I can say. These photos are so inspiring, the colros and textures are to die for. And did I say, oh Wow! ;-)

ParisBreakfasts said...

I can see you in every single one of those outfits!!!

girl meets glamour said...

Wow! Glamourous and therefore I love it :) Great post

~Kate

Rochambeau said...

Love it all! Just beautiful, but the red one is standing out in my mind the most.

Mary said...

Amazing styles, fantastic fabrics, and top class workmanship. Those of us who sew can appreciate what goes into creating clothes like this - if only the world were still the place where they could be worn!! It breaks my heart to see people in jeans and shorts at the theatre - that's one occasion where I always "dress up" for sure.

Great post - you find such fabulous things to share with us - thanks.

Linda said...

Beautiful things. Makes me wish that not only did I have enough money to buy something like those, but also a place to wear them.

Princess Haiku said...

Hi, Gypsy.. I have been away for awhile and stopped by for a midsummer visit... delight as usual from the prolific creativity and razzle me dazzle visuals on your blog.

She Who Flies said...

Isn't the first dress stunning? I love the black ones too. Now where would one wear these? To a fantasy party? :-) We should all pick one and meet somewhere beautiful.

planetescrap said...

wow ! a dream ! beautifull think Gipsy !

stilettoheights said...

I have no words....it is all breathtaking!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow!...just Wow!
I'm lovin the pink feathered bolero!

Kimberly :)

IsabellasCloset said...

What a FABULOUS blog! Just had to tell you how very much I have enjoyed viewing it.. Thanks for all the fun & smiles.. Hope you have a lovely day ~Mary~ :-}

paris parfait said...

Love all the glamourous rich looks and fabrics. Thanks for this!

Karen Cole said...

Wow. I feel like such a "plain Jane" in black and white today.

cris said...

splendid,wonderful

Debbie Egizio said...

These images are stunning! Love them all!!!

Cerys Clevercrow said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I've posted sporadically since the birth of my son last August, but I'm hoping to change that in the near future.

Your own blog is fabulous!

Galliano rocks, doesn't he? J'adore!

Dargie said...

Gorgeous stuff! Lots of inspiration here and dream material. Thanks so much for posting these.

Saint-Ange said...

Fabulous,
beautiful,
gorgeoux,
Fantastique,
Sublime,
Splendide...

Merveilleux...

biz de Provence (il fait très chaud in the south of France...)

Laume said...

It's art, not fashion! But hopefully some of the more whimsical and fae aspects of it trickle down into every day way. How fun.
I had to giggle at the last image, the one with the gold.... crown? It reminded me of a cross between a zombie and the Black Madonna in those festivals where she's carried. Just saying.

Seraphine said...

I am so happy you thought to add close-ups because so much detail is otherwise lost or missed. Amazing. I love the slippers on the head. :)

Di Overton said...

Fantastic collection Gypsy so well put together a real treat.

Only a Paper Moon said...

Ohh mann!!! I cannot believe I missed this, or didn't even hear about it!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of it, especially #6 (purple) and #'s 8&9. I think the basis for his designs was (is) perfect. Thank you soo much for posting this visual treat!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Clothes are great, but it's the HEAD wear that is inspiring all sorts of wonderful things in my head!

Visual "muse"...that's what you are!
Lidy

tongue in cheek said...

Thank you for sharing the links to the most wonderfully creative fashion show. Ah if only daily life could be as theatrical!

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chiq said...

Hi there!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Ofcourse, I had to visit yours... and what an inspiration! Think I'm going to be here for a while with all the fab websites!
P.s. I LOVE the collection from Dior!

Lisa Kaus said...

that is some serious eye candy there--- Love your blog!

Ravenhill said...

Your blog is truly amazing a feast for the eyes! Thank you!

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